American Graffiti

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In Brief: I’ve never particularly cared for American Graffiti and have been unable to join in the nostalgic navel-gazing of a generation to which I don’t belong — but I have always at least found American Graffiti a noteworthy member of the pantheon of American cinematic classics. This movie immediately precedes Star Wars in George Lucas’ directorial output, and was produced by Francis Ford Coppola; it stars a post-Andy Griffith but pre-Happy Days Ron Howard, a pre-Han Solo Harrison Ford, and Richard Dreyfuss in one of his first major roles in a feature film. If you’ve never seen American Graffiti on the big screen, it’s worth a look. Grail Moviehouse will show American Graffiti as part of its Grail Canon repertory program, with nightly shows starting Friday, Aug. 12.
Genre: Comedy Drama
Director: George Lucas
Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Cindy Williams, Harrison Ford, Mackenzie Phillips
Rated: PG

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